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A Program for Automatic Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential and Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring Using the Pathfinder Software

  • E. Watanabe
  • J. Schramm
Conference paper

Summary

A software program for the Nicolet Pathfinder was developed that allows semi-automatic monitoring of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) and, alternatingly, somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) during posterior fossa surgery. A second offline program is described which connects the Pathfinder to an IBM PC-type personal computer, allowing for rapid plot-out of closely spaced curves with comments and without overlap. Both programs greatly facilitate monitoring in the operating room.

Keywords

Microvascular Decompression Neurophysiologic Monitoring Brainstem Auditory Evoke Potential Posterior Fossa Surgery Cranial Nerve Versus 
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References

  1. Schramm J, Watanabe E, Strauss C, Fahlbusch R (1989) Neurophysiologic monitoring in posterior fossa surgery I. Technical principles, applicability and limitations. Acta Neurochir 98: 9–18CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. Watanabe E, Schramm J, Strauss C, Fahlbusch R (1989b) Neurophysiologic monitoring in posterior fossa surgery II. BAEP-waves I and V and preservation of hearing. Acta Neurochir 98: 118–128CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Watanabe
    • 1
  • J. Schramm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryTokyo Metropolitan Police HospitalChiyoda-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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